turn and the state contended that all of them had waited too long to come forward and none was very credible, that barry's confession was much more compelling. >> the confession has always been upheld. >> narrator: so the state saw it one way, centurion, another. >> we were cautiously optimistic. now, barry was even more confident than we were. he said, he said, guys, this judge is going to reverse the conviction. he said, i just got a good feeling about this judge. >> narrator: oh, but good feelings and desired results, they're not always agree. after all, montana attorney general believed, as did sheriff, that none of the evidence exonerated barry or pointed to multiple attackers. >> due to the lack of other injuries, we were dealing with one perpetrator as opposed to a large group of people. >> narrator: besides, he said, barry's confession and conviction settled the matter.